Definition of pelomedusid in English:

pelomedusid

noun

Zoology
  • A side-necked turtle of the family Pelomedusidae, native to Africa and South America.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Pelomedusidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Pelomedusidae, family name from Pelomedusa, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

pelomedusid

/ˌpiːləʊmɪˈdjuːsɪd//ˌpɛləʊmɪˈdjuːsɪd/